In this report we profile some of the smaller telecommunications operators in the New Zealand market. These include CallPlus, M2, WxC, and Southern Cross Cables.
CallPlus provides residential and business customers nationwide with a full range of retail Internet, voice and data services. M2 purchased Black+White and provides fixed-line services, mobile broadband and fixed-line services. Southern Cross Cables provides cable services using a fibre-optic cable loop network linking Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii to the USA.
The major players – Telecom New Zealand, Kordia, Vodafone New Zealand, Chorus, TelstraClear and also 2degrees, are all covered in separate BuddeComm reports. But we provide a very brief overview of the major telecommunications players in New Zealand with links to the reports where the companies are profiled separately.
Telecom New Zealand dominates the market in fixed-line access for both the residential and business sectors and is also one of the two major mobile operators;
Vodafone New Zealand being the other major mobile player is also a fixed-line operator;
TelstraClear with its fibre network is also a fixed-line operator;
Kordia New Zealand owns one of the largest telecom networks in the country and is the major provider of television and radio broadcast facilities;
Chorus is the largest infrastructure company in the New Zealand market and is rolling out the UFB infrastructure in a majority of the districts.